Vocabulario del cuento de Tia Marilia

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asilo de anciano
rest home for seniors
susurrar
to whisper
traqueteo
banging, clattery sound
guagua
bus in Puerto Rico
asignaciones
assignments, homework or chores
aún
still, even
faltar
to be lacking, missing, can mean to be absent
la campana del recreo
recess bell
sonrisa
smile
biblioteca
librarian
agradecer
to thank
poner a prueba
to put to the test
losetas
floor tiles
lustradas
shiny, polished
corregir
to correct
las hebillas de mis zapatos
the buckles of my shoes
alisar
to smooth out
rizos
curls
firmeza
strength, conviction, tenacity
temerse
to fear
aguinaldos
present, bonus
besitos de coco
coconut cookies
agradable
pleasant
poner en marcha
to put into action
habichuelas
peas
tembleque
coconut milk, pudding dessert
somnolencia
drowsiness, sleepiness
sentirse de maravilla
feeling great
termómetro
thermometer
colocar
to place, set down
lengua
tongue, language
ganas
desire, urge, craving
quizá
maybe
vestíbulo
lobby/front, entrance area/foyer
guirnaldas de papel
paper chains/garland
colgar
to hang
andadores
walkers
pildoras
pills
villancicos
Christmas carols
guiro
instrument made of a hollow gourd
atropellarse
to crash into
acercarse
to approach
retirarse
to back away
acabarse
to finish something
dismuladamente
...
quieta
still, not moving around
cautelosamente
...
coquetamente
flirtatiously
el rodete de cabellos plateados
...
toque
touch
bendecir
to bless
bendiga
command--affirmative Ud. command of bless
alcanzar
to reach
arrodillarse
to kneel down
opacar
darken, overshadow, detract from
ciega
bind
traicionada
betrayed
los tres Reyes Magos
the 3 Wise Men
acariciar
to rub, caress, pet
me cayó bien
She and I hit it off
cómplice
accomplice
travesura
mischief
pretendientes
suitors/people who would like to date a woman
serenatas
serenades
Ramos de flores
bouquet of flowers
elegir con cuidado
choose carefully
guardar
to keep safe/put away/store away
recuerdo
memory
la amistad
friendship
la juventud
youth